Taylor Swift Wins Big at AMAs, Encourages Fans to Vote

Taylor Swift accepts the Artist of the Year award onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9 2018 in Los Angeles

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This was Swift's first awards show performance in nearly three years - and the first of her Reputation era - and she definitely came back with a bang.

The night opens with Taylor Swift making her first awards-show performance in almost three years, and tributes promise to provide memorable moments.

"This award and every single award given out tonight is voted on by the people. Get out and vote!".

The award was presented to Taylor by Lenny Kravitz.

Swift is nominated for artist of the year, where she will compete with Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone and Drake, who ties with Cardi B for most nominations with eight.

The "Boo'd Up" singer hit the carpet in a menswear inspired suit before hitting the stage to perform her hit single during the big show.

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The singer racked up wins for favourite pop/rock album for "reputation", tour of the year, and artist of the year.

She concluded her speech: "Thank you guys so much I appreciate it".

Swift kicked off the show with a performance of "I Did Something Bad", while Cardi B - who won three honors - picked up the night's first award, favorite hip-hop/rap artist, which she dedicated to her daughter.

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Other winners included Post Malone (male pop/rock artist), Khalid (male soul/R&B artist), and country star Carrie Underwood, who accepted her 13th American Music Award.

Host Tracee Ellis Ross also showed her support for voting, wearing an "I Am A Voter" shirt. Watch her emotional acceptance speech above.

Image: The ceremony closed with a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

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